WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique believed to have been developed in China several thousand years ago. The practice is based on the idea that physical and mental ailments are the result of imbalances of energy in the body. This energy, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is called Qi (pronounced “chee”). When the body is functioning correctly, the Qi will flow through certain channels in unhindered. If these channels become congested, this is when disorders or diseases occur. Learn more about acupuncture and how it could be a solution for you today.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture uses ultra-thin needles inserted into specific points on the body where energy may be blocked.
Since disruption of the energy flow can cause disease, the goal of acupuncture is to unblock these channels to allow energy to flow freely and restore balance to the mind and body.
Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. By inserting needles, chemicals are released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, and these biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies.
There are countless conditions and symptoms that acupuncture has been said to help with chronic pain, digestive issues, arthritis, and addiction, just to name a few.
Acupuncture is Safe
The FDA regulates acupuncture needles just as it does other medical devices under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility.
Minor Side Effects
The most common side effects of acupuncture include bleeding, soreness, or bruising where the needle was inserted.
Long Standing Treatment
Acupuncture has been around for more than 2,500 years and as research grows, so does our knowledge.
Are You a Candidate for Acupuncture?
Aloha Integrative Health is happy to offer a phone consultation to all new patients. Request a consultation by completing the brief form below. A member of our team will be in touch within 24-48 hours to schedule your call.